UNF sees dramatic drop in COVID-19 cases

Carter Mudgett, Editor in Chief

After starting the Fall semester with constant worry over campus-wide COVID-19 cases, UNF reported just nine cases amongst students and one case amongst employees during the last week of Sep. Having already experienced a dramatic decrease in cases across Sep. as a whole, data available at the time of writing appears to foreshadow a bright future for the university. 

Data via UNF Emergency Management COVID-19 Cases. Compiled by Carter Mudgett.

With classes officially beginning on Aug. 23, UNF experienced a total of 129 COVID-19 cases amongst students and 29 COVID-19 cases amongst employees in Aug. alone. In Sep., UNF saw 73 COVID-19 cases amongst students and just eight cases amongst employees, incredible improvements from the previous month.

This data aligns with Florida as a whole which also experienced a drop in new COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks, according to a report by the Florida Department of Health

COVID-19 Weekly Situation Report (Sep. 24, 2021-Sep. 30, 2021). Courtesy of the Florida Department of Health.

Between the last week of Aug. and the last week of Sep., Florida saw a total decrease of 114,049 cases, as shown above. 

More information about COVID-19 cases at UNF can be found here

Spinnaker will continue to follow COVID-19 cases at UNF and update you as more data is released. 


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